Reporting to the Head of Department: Assignments, your Key Performance Areas include:

  • Contribute story ideas to the daily and forward planning news diaries.
  • An ability to come up with unique story angles.
  • Arrange and prepare for interviews.
  • Brief cameraman and interviewee on topic beforehand.
  • Check archives for specific identified news items.
  • Check electronic media (wires), articles of interest in newspapers and study oversees media.
  • Conduct preliminary telephonic and follow-up probing interviews.
  • Direct editor to cut pictures according to storyline, editing pictures and notes.
  • Identify stories through research, sourcing and networking.
  • Screen functions, events for possible newsworthy items.
  • Write final copy of news bulletin.
  • Lay voice on tape and present on camera.
  • Conduct live crossings
  • Send images and videos from the field to on-line (whenever possible, upload directly to our CMS)
  • Increase the social media output, particularly on Twitter, using the designated handle and hashtags
  • Write articles for online (these need to be complimentary angles not a repeat of the package content
  • Alert online/multimedia team to rushes/footage and any good interviews that can be used as soon as the visuals are ingested

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree / Diploma in Journalism
  • 7 years Broadcasting experience

Competency, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated general knowledge, thorough understanding of South African politics and players involved as well as international current affairs.
  • Working knowledge of quality of visuals and scripts.
  • A developed culture of reading and news sense.
  • Ability to develop story ideas.
  • Team orientated and encompass the ability to build solid working relationships.
  • Able to adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and take initiative.
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Excellent probing and presentation skills.

Ability to identify reliable sources and network.

If you meet the minimum requirements, we look forward to hearing from you. Kindly submit the following to :

  • Your CV
  • A certified copy of your ID
  • A certified copy of your Qualifications
  • Completed Application Form

If you have not received a response within 14 days after the closing date of the advert, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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